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for manali on another deadly journey to pick up a fresh consignment of tar hoping the next trip will be more lucrative. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] [ music ] >> bill: hey, good morning, fellow americans, and welcome to the "full-court press," on this monday december 3rdrd. good to see you today as we come out to you all across this great land of ours on current tv your new progressive morning show the only progressive morning show anywhere on cable television. here in washington, d.c., big
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night at the concernedkennedy center last year as the kennedy eye wards were awarded to dustin hoffman and talk show host david letterman. there was one sole protester out in front of the kennedy center jay leno. he had a big sign saying what about me? why dave? what about me? we will tell you more about the kennedy center honors and a lot more. let's get the latest. today's current day's update lease a ferguson standing buy in los angeles. hey, good monday morning, lease a. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. happy monday. hope y'all had a good weekend. the president gets to take a little bit of a break from the fiscal cliff today. he got that around 11 eastern last night after hosting reception for the ken see center awardees. it celebrates talent in art and music. the recipients included david letterman, dustin hoffman and
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the surviving members of led zeppelin. the president is the addressing defense issues nationally and globally. he told boyko borisov, they talk plan on talking about leadership in nato as well as involvement with the international security assistance force in afghanistan. the president will speak at the cooperative stlet reduction symposium at the national defense university. that program is based on a law that was response orders by senator sam nunn and is aimed a lot of weapons of mass destruction in former soviet union states. he will talk about the progress in the specific area of national defense. and the election was nearly a month ago, but many states are still tallying their ballots. the united states election project is gathering some of that data and as found 28 states are reporting their official and
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final results. according to that samples size 59% of eligible voters cast their ballots this november and in nevada .6% voted for none of the above in the presidential race. >> that's the only state allowing that option. be right back. alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] [ music ] >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> bill: all right. 30 days now before we tumble off of the fiscal cliff. will john boehner get out of the way and let us avoid another fiscal crisis? hey, good morning, everybody. what do you say?
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here we go. on a great big monday monday december 3rd, good to see you today. hope you had a good weekend and watched some good football got maybe some holiday shopping christmas shopping. a lot of people around here in the eastern market neighborhood of capitol hill buying their christmas trees. i saw them all day saturday all day sunday loading x-rays trees on top of the cars going home, carrying them home to deck raid the x-rays -- decorate the christmas trees. lots to talk about this morning here around the country, around the globe, around here in washington, d.c. we will bring you up to date on the latest to let you know what's going on, but most importantly, give you a chance to sound off. >> that's what it's all about. you can give us a call at 866-55-press. you can twit -- join us on twitter or tweet us @bpshow and follow us on facebook.com.
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and you can join the chat room and talk about the issues with your fellow "full-court press"ers across the land by going and click on the chat room and you are in. we have assembled the entire press team for this week team press to give you a chance to fully participate in the show. we say hello to peter ogburn and dan henning. >> hi. >> we have assembled, like a weird version of the avengers. >> what is it? >> the zebra in there on the 1s and 2s. >> this is my us open shirt from the golf tournament >> bill: it looks like a referee shirt like from a basketball game or something like you should be on the sidelines calling plays or something like that. >> i am here to keep you in line. >> i don't know. >> bill backus has the phones and cyprian has the t.v. cameras
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going. good morning, cyprian. peter, let's get it out. >> reporter: thank you >> bill: let's do it. get out of the way. here it is. here it is, the final call alabama-georgia. >> 10 seconds, 9, 8 from the game f out corner down at the 5 4, 3, 2, 1. alabama wins. alabama wins. the crimson tide will play again, and they will play for all of the marbles. time to make a little more room in the trophy case. >> that's right. >> bill: oh, my god. >> peter: i'm glad we started off with this clip because you would think that by now, i would be tired of hearing about alabama winning the championship. >> bill: wouldn't think that the that at all. >> peter: the the 23rd win going on to play notre dame. >> bill: you and robert gibbs.
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>> peter: gibbs is an auburn guy >> bill: playing notre dame? whose side god is on. >> peter: you know. >> bill: god is a catholic not a southern baptist. >> peter: wrong. touchdown jesus? >> bill: you don't have a chance. >> peter: normally you are right but god coaches alabama crimson tide so we might have a little bit of a conflict of interest. role tide. here we come again. >> bill: it was a big game. >> peter: secfall is amazing, my favorite show on t.v. it's powerhouse after powerhouse after powerhouse dominant team. i think you could say they are four or five, six teams that
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could beat notre dame. alabama is the one who was picked because they beat the other teams. >> bill: congratulations. >> peter: thank you. >> bill: we have a lot going on. dave, zyron, join us a little bit later. we will talk to reporters from politico, from the hotline and from huffington post most of which will be intude studio with us and john boehner, is it finally time for john boehner to get out of the way so we can get something done in washington? yes. but first: >> on this monday other headlines making news, president obama and the first lady attended the kennedy center honors, the 35th annual tribute to honor dustin hoffman, led zeppelin's zimmy page and john paul jones.
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makarova. >> eclectic list. >> for contributions. at a time will air on cbs the day after christmas. >> bill: it was a big name today for president obama yesterday. so he had the kennedy honors. during the day, he went to saint andrews and played golf with bill clinton and terri mccall mccalliffe. peters that was a little bit more of a high-profile sunday than i had. >> bill: al good return. >> ron kirk, the u.s. trade ambassador. >> bill: a frequent golf partner with the president. >> we are learning more about what mitt romney has been up to including having a non-home-cooked thanksgiving
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dinner. he ordered in from boston market for the family saying there were too many kids running around to be cooking. >> peter: how the mighty have fallen. >> photographed pumping his gas since he has no entourage to the pump it for him. >> a sad story, nothing to do. >> peter: i don't feel that bad about it. hanging out with his car elevator taking rides. spiritists one of his many homes. >> the author of the hunger games trilogy is taking a break by writing a children's picture book an auto guy graphic piece about coping with her father's military service in vietnam as told through pictures. >> bill: all right, dan, thank you. all of the talk on the sunday shows yesterday and talk here in washington is still about
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negotiations to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. i think it's time to call it out. i am tired of all of the crap. let's go to the chase this morning and say there is only one person standing in the way of resolving this fiscal cliff, john boehner. who probably now has earned the titles of the worst speaker certainly in our lifetime if not the worst speaker ever in the history of the house of representatives. the guy is just a totals total loser. look. here is where things stand. right? it's not complicated. president obama, we've got this big debt crisis. president obama, two things -- number 1, months ago, he put out a detailed plan. it's in print, and it's online, of how to resolve this fiscal crisis. no. 2, the republicans said we are not going to deal with it.
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we will take seven weeks off. we will have an election and let the people decide. president obama went out in front of the american people. there was one issue, the central issue. it wasn't the war in iraq iran's nuclear possibility of iran getting nuclear weapons it wasn't peace in the middle east. it wasn't immigration reform. the number 1 was issue was president obama said very clear, we want the wealthiest two percents of americans to pay more in tax after having 12 years of a special tax break, which was only supposed to be temporary. if you say yes vote for me. mitt romney says, no, we are going to caudle, protect that top 2%. we are not going to raise their taxes. so if you say no, vote for me. that was a choice. the american people overwhelmingly, overwhelmingly, margin of 5 million, voted for president obama. john boehner is acting as if we never had an election in the first place and the election
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doesn't mean anything. is the senator has passed a tax break and john boehner is saying no, we will let 98% of americans pay $2,000 more in taxes. we will give a tax increase. we will raise taxes on 98% of americans unless you give us another tax break for our buddies and millionaires and billionaires, the top 2% in the country. you can't blame even mitch mcconnell any more. it's john boehner who is standing in the way. he did so again the republicans give this babble. the president says what's your plan? what do you want to cut? close loopholes. what loopholes? they won't say. to them, nothing. a detailed plan versus nothing.
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you've got a existed in in president obama versus a lose her in john boehner. and here is boehner again yesterday, on fox news sunday saying, when he looked at the president's proposal, oh my god. >> i was flabbergasted. >> flabbergasted. >> he can't be serious. i just have never seen anything like it. we've got seven weeks between election day and the end of the year three weeks have been wasted with the nonsense. who is flabbergasted anymore? have you ever heard that word? >> peter: an old word. >> 1920s called. they weren't there. >> bill: yeah, my great aunt madeline used to say, "flabbergasted" she was 90 then. >> i was waiting for him to say we got beat, it was a slobberknocker. >> maybe they say that in the bar. the other thing is t
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flabbergasted? he has known about this plan. you can check it out. this is nothing to be flabbergasted about. this was out there long since the election and ever since. >> a non--serious proposal. the president was asking for $1.6 trillion worth of new revenue over 10 years, twice as much aziz been asking for in public. stimulus spending in here exceeded the amount of new cuts that he was willing to consider. >> boehner -- >> it was not a serious offer. >> not a serious offer. wait a minute, the president has offered a detailed offer. right? not to get too technical but it's a $4 trillion plan, been out there a long time 1.6 trillion over the next years, cutting the deficit, 1.6
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cutting the tax cuts for the wealthiest for americans, and medicare and medicaid and farm subsidies and other, $1 trillion in additional spending cuts that the house, the senate and the white house have already agreed to and then $800,000,000,000 in new spending new revenue from cuts and spending because of ending the war in iraq and in afghanistan. the president's budget is out there. on the republican side, there is nothing. i am going to get back to it. here it is, also guy in the way is boehner. you have heard me say this, that boehner is not a bad guy. i used to think that and if you let him go, he would make a deal. i don't believe that any more. i think boehner is out to -- he doesn't care about the middle class, and his goal is to let this country go over the fiscal cliff because he wants the economy to fail because he wants
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president obama to fail. john boehner, again, i think the worst speaker ever, it's a time for leadership, not for playing political games. american people have spoken. this is a time for leadership. i think if john boehner is unwilling to lead, we've got to put pressure on him to get the hell out of the way. fish or cut bait. get the hell out of the way. he has no backbone. he has no balls. he is a lousy, lousy leader. he is a looser. i think we ought to start putting the pressure on him. let's pick a fight today with john boehner. it's not picking a fight with boehner. it's just doing something to save this country. so, peter, how do people -- i call on you join me in call okay john boehner lead or get out of the way. >> peter: if you want to send him an e-mail speaker.gov/contact. you can send it to him. if you are on twitter >> bill: speaker.gov spiritists
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we are tweeting this as well. if you are on twitter he is tweeting @speakerboehner, @ speakerboehner. or call the office of the speaker, 202-225-0600. you can call the office of the speaker right there. >> bill: 2 on 5? what's that >> peter: congressional office. the office of the speaker is 2022250600. 2022250600. >> that's where he spends most of his time. >> bill: what's the twitter again? >>@speaker obtain. we will tweet that out. send us @bp show. >> let's start it right now. okay? the message, the message to obtain is: the american people have spoken. raise taxes on the wealthiest of americans. give 98% of americans a tax cut. and either you agree to the deal, as the american people
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want you to as the american people have demanded, or get out of the way. lead or resign. john boehner. now is the time. 866-55-press, let's talk about it right here. >> heard around the country and seen on current tv this is "the bill press show." [ music ] they won't go to. oh, no. if al gore's watching today...
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>> on my next show, fashion savant carson kressley goes from dancing with the stars to dishing with moi, on say anything. [ music ] >> bill: here we go, monday morning, focusing on the one person standing in the way of any fix of the fiscal cliff and that is john boehner. time for him to lead.
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john boehner ought to go to his caucus and say, hey, they won. we lost. we now look like a bunch of clowns because 98% of americans are going to get a tax cut, a continued tax cut on january 1st unless we stop it. and why should we block that? bill kristol who is as conservative as you can get, former chief of staff for dan quail, publisher of "the weekly standard" weekly on fox news, he said after the election on november 11th, he laid it out there. >> float new ideas. let's have a serious debate. don't scribek scream and yell. it won't kill country if we raise taxes on millionaires. i don't sundays why republicans don't take obama offer to freeze taxes for everyone below. the republican party is going to defend a bunch of mil on arizona half of whom live in hollywood
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and voted democratic. >> we are calling on john boehner. see what's happening. you know, wake up, smell the coffee, lead or get out of the way. peter what do we have? >> on twitter@bp show. we have given you the ways to reach out to john boehner. helen say calling on americans to tell speaker boehner to listen to what we said in thely. lead or resign. >> that's what we are telling speaker john boehner. find us @bp show. we are giving you the ways to reach out and touch someone. >> speaker.gov/contact. his office number, 202-225-0600, or twitter, the most powerful media for sending out a message today @speakerboehner. say, the american people have spoken. the wealthiest 2% ought to pay
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more and 98% ought to get tax cuts, what president obama has proposed. this is not rocket science, not complicated. boehner, lead or resign. >> this is "the bill press show." ed is calling from frederick maryland. what do you say, ed? >> caller: good morning. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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under president larry koen the union for the information age indeed. filed out more at cwa-union.org. talking about john boehner, the obstructionist, continued obstructionist doesn't want to deal, unwilling to lead his party, unwilling to listen to the american people. john boehner, we are saying this morning, time for him to lead or get out of the way. inway. i am telling you how to put pressure on him. back to your calls and twitter comments in just a moment. first, this time of the year especially, people realize that running short at the end of the each month, maybe something you ought to consider is incomeathome.com. they are theamerica's leading work-from-home business. doing business in over 80 countries today, offering you an opportunity you can take advantage of no matter your age, education or experience you can earn money on your own computer from your own kitchen table 24/7. all you need is a little extra time and effort and a little
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boehner is flabbergasted and has never seen anything like it before because it's an actual plan with actual details. we are tweeting at bp show. minneapolised us there. >> boehner has a reptations of, you know, a nice guy, an easy-going guy. yeah, known for a guy to have a cigarette with, loves to smoke, a glass of red wine w loves to drink. not for leadership. we have seen right now he is incapable of leading. don calling from utica, new york. what do you say? >> thanks, bi, good morning. real quick i was watching friday night and you hear the same thing from boehner all the time. >> bill: yeah. >> like a robot. what he comes out and says, you know, with hez sun tan and dumb look on his face you can't raise the taxes on the top two % because they need it to create jobs. >> they have been say that for years. >> for so long. he has had 12 years to do t
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>> bill: yeah caller: there is no job. he we want negative >> bill: and we saw what happened, when they cut the jobs under george w. bush we lost 8 million jobs. when they raised taxes, this goes back to bill clinton when the rate was 39%, we created 22 million new jobs. i mean the evidence is out there. boehner keeps throwing that out there. and every economist, every reputable economist says that is total bs. again, that's classic evidence of boehner's lack of leadership. lynn, thanks, john for the call. lynn is calling from coos bay oregon. >> i love your show. >> bill: thank you. caller: you i thought boehner was delusional. i think he has a serious drinking problem that probably happy capshandy caps his rational
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thinking. republicans continue to be obstructionists. i knew they would do it after the election. but one thing i found out last week that people aren't realizing about this tax problem that's looming is that i was talking with my tax preparer last week. she told me that the irs is going to have to rewrite the entire 1040 form and that they may not allow electronic filing until mid march because they are going to be behind curve. >> bill: right. i never thought about that. sure, if you will tax rate will change. talk about uncertainty. republicans say they want certainty. they hate this uncertainty. they are creating more uncertainty than ever before. caller: exactly. >> bill: i hadn't thought about that. yeah. rachel down in nashville, tennessee, hey rachel good morning. caller: bill we talked before about the 47%. can you please tell me why we
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don't just call their bluff? they are always talking about the job creators. all we have to do so, bi, is say, fine. you want all of this on your dividends, you crate a job, you get a tax break. >> bill: makes sense to me. it's the whole idea that people like, you know, donald trump and sheldon adelson and the koch brothers are the job creators right? it's total nonsense. all they do with that money, that extra tax cut they get is they squirrel it away buy another vacation house or another yacht or another corporate jet. it's not going into creating jobs or investing in america. >> why don't we call their bluff? >> bill: well, you know, we are trying to this morning, here, rachel. some others are, too. but here is with a i would say. i wish president obama would do what we are doing this morning
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and call out john boehner and just identify him as the villain because he is. he is the guy. he is the one guy. it's already passed the senate, the tax cut for 98% of americans has passed the senate. as much as we would like to blame mitch mcconnell and john boehner, it's out of mcconnell's hand. john boehner is the one standing in the way of putting that tax cut for the 98% up for a vote. why? because he is protecting his -- the only people he cares about is the top 1 or 2%. i will get back to your calls but one more question. bill kristol was on fox news yesterday and he is telling you, the republican party, do you realize what you look like under boehner's leadership? >> at the end of the day president obama is selling a simple message. i want to keep taxes low for the
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middle class americans and republicans look like -- i am worried, they are in the position of looking as if they don't care about the middle class and want to keep tax rates low for wealthy americans. >> it is all john boehner's fault. i wish president obama would stand up and not just talk about this in an abstract way and say hey, i am here for 98% of americans. i want to give you a continued tax cut january 1st. john boehner, john boehner is the only guy standing in the way. put the pressure on. just like we are doing it this morning. put the pressure on boehner. and i think he will cave if we put enough pressure on him and peter has told us how to do it. we are tweeting it. jim fowler from indiana. no. jim from fowler indiana. i'm sorry. >> hey. >> peter: hey, mr. fowler. caller: how are you doing? >> bill: what's going on caller: i would like john boehner to say why it's okay to
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take money from head start, poor people and the elderly but nots okay to take money from the rich. explain that to me. >> bill: explain thatis is welfare for the rich that continued bush tax cuts. >> they are not entitlements. they are earned benefits. >> bill: thank you. yeah. caller: farrant benefits and please, please get off of the teachers' union. you want to fire somebody for not doing that job, let's fire all of the republicans. >> bill: start with john boehner. good to hear from you. and bouncing out to the west coast again, in tacoma, washington, gary thanks for joining us. caller: hey, bill, how are you doing? >> bill: all right. great. what's up? caller: picking on boehner, boehner is just a front man. he is just a figurehead. basically, my take on it is it's just like the senate. you get the tail wagging the dog and the tail is led by eric
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cantor and they are holding the rest. their caucus is holding the rest of the republicans hostage. >> bill: yeah, gary, i hear you, but that comes back to boehner is the speaker. you know, i mean he's got to -- go ahead. caller: boehner wants to keep his speakership but i am sure they are going, if you don't, you know, stand up and obstruct in the grand party way the way we have showed you how to do it because, you know, the last time you know what happened last time he tried to negotiate with the president. >> bill: i know. i know. but, you know, that was then. i gave him -- listen for two years, i gave boehner a break saying he was being -- he couldn't act because eric cantor had a knife at his back and the tea party caucus, but those days have come and gone. we have had an election since then. the american people could have endorsed the tea party way. they didn't. they didn't. they rejected that agenda. it's time for john boehner do again show some backbone grow a
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pair, talk to his caucus and say, look. we lost this election and we are about to lose the republican party. we are about to destroy the republican party unless we go along with a tax cut for 98% of americans. >> that's what boehner audit to do. boehner refuses to do so. if he won't lead get the hell out of the way. we are going to go to a break but very, very quickly got to tell you according to carol, this is it the last week for getting scarves if you don't have that perfect holiday present for somebody on your list, i suggest a beautiful cal press hand-woven scarf, go to billpressshow.com. % check it out. follow the link. lots to choose from. this is one of them. we will be back with reed wilson from the hotline. >> this is "the bill press show."
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access [ music ] >> this is "the full court press: the bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. >> bill: 12 minutes before the top of the hour. washington consumed with reports on the progress or lack of prospect in talks to avoid the fiscal cliff, all of the talk of the talk shows on sunday and of all of the political websites and newsletters, including the national journal hotline, one of my favorite reads, editor in chief reed wilson joining us. good to have you back caller: hi, bill. >> bill: fiscal cliff, 29 or 30
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days ago left today? it's pretty simple to me it seems to me if they scheduled a vote in the house of representatives on the tax cut, continuing tax cut for 98% of americans, it would probably pass. don't you think? >> i am not entirely certain about that. i mean the -- i think the democrats have started coming around on their messaging a little bit. at the beginning of this, they were talking about, president obama, too, were talking about extending tax breaks for 98% of americans, 97% of small businesses. >> that's not true. the tax breaks for any -- for income under $250,000 extends to 100% of americans. everybody gets it. >> the president said that friday in pennsylvania. >> obama had started to talk about how everybody would get these tax breaks with the other income. i think that's a pretty
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effective message. we will see whether or not they are able to convince anybody of it. republicans in the house are getting a lot of pressure from folks sort of the most rabidly anti-tax, grover norquist's good and a couple of other folks saying allowing any revenue, any rates to increase qualifies as a tax hike. >> yeah. but that's been their position all along. that was the central issue. taxes go up on the top 2% or they don't. right? it was obama versus romney. he keep come back to this that you heard bill crystal say what the hell are we doing as a party? even tom kohl said let's buy in 98% and get it out of the way and take credit for it. why is bajner refuse to go schedule a boat on that
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proposal. >> obtain doesn't have the votes. simple math, this is sort of the reality of washington. >> doesn't have the votes to block it? >> he doesn't have the votes to pass any kind of tax reform from his own caucus. they operate by a rule called the majority of the majority. effectively the house republicans will do whatever the majority of their caucus says is okay with. you know, they don't have that majority. >> if they deck -- okay. i am trying to understand where boehner is coming from. right? >> yeah. >> bill: because i think this is a time for sleepered. i am say that. not you. if he allowed that the democrats would vote for it. they don't need that many republicans. it seems to me that the pressure, then, on the republicans, a good number of them, would be you are going to
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stand up against -- a tax cut for 100% of the american people? really? really? i mean, this whole exercise here, somebody made this case to me last week that i thought was real smart the exercise democrats are going is to try to give john boehner cover. he needs this political cover needs to consider his own politics which is, you know he's got somebody in his number 2, eric cantor who would be willing and eager to take over the speakership if and when that opportunity presents itself. boehner, himself, has to eliminate the -- cantor's ability to take that opportunity. so he's got to be -- he's got to take the hard line there. so his own politics, he's got to be where you can see democrats trying to find a way to give obtain cover to claim a victory for his own base so he can find some middle ground there. >> meanwhile, i guess we should be happy that john boehner has
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found a spot for a woman among the republican leadership, the committee chairs? right? nineteen white men appointed last week and talk about pressure. right? caller: yeah, and then finally on friday they announced con congress woman candace miller republican from michigan would take over the house administration committee. by the way, houseat admin is a reasonably powerful panel, not one of the prestick prestigious a panel. it's not inconsequential. it was clear they underwent so much pressure they had to make a little change. >> they didn't have to create a new committee just so they could have -- caller: not quite that far. >> bill: that was a pr body blow there for a while. caller: probably wasn't their ideal situation. >> bill: 29 days to go. it will probably be day number
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27 before we any resolution of this. this. we will check back with you again. >> thanks. >> thanks reid wilson national journal, reid wilson is the editor in chief. >> this is "the bill press show." museum
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biologic medicine prescribed by rheumatologists. [ music ] >> taking your e-mails on any topic at any time, this is "the bill press show" live on your radio and on current tv. >> bill: lots of e-mails about john boehner. wayne b. says, hey, orange man,
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your man lost dude. obama won a landslide in the electoral vote, won the popular vote by 5% and counting. remember that much quoted republican president: elections have consequences. yeah. ronald reagan pointed that out. ed from new jersey look on boehner's home page, the actual heading reads, quote response to president obama's unserious fiscal cliff proposal. is unserious a word? in john boehner's universe, i guess. >> as much of a word as flabbergasted is. >> bill: robert calls him the weeper of the house. kitty jon says says i started my campaign against boehner last week saying what you are discussing this morning. i don't plan to let up on it although i believe it falls on deaf ears. peter, how do people john campaign? >> peter: on twitter@speaker boehner. speaker.gov/contact,
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202-225-0600, how to get in touch with speaker boehner >> bill: the message is simply at that time cut for 98% of the americans, lead or get out of the way. >> "the bill press show."
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>> yesterday we saw both sides
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accusing each other of not getting anything done. speaker john boehner said on fox news sunday, right now we are nor, period. here is let's take a look at treasury secretary timothy geithner on abc's "this week". >> this is no responsible wake we can govern this country with those low rates. they will have to go up. >> that's, of course referring to the democrats' demands that taxes go up for the wealthiest 2% of americans. yesterday, geithner said it is time for republicans to come forward with a plan that meets those demands from the white house. in response, representative tom cole from republican said republicans do not need a counter offer and that he believes closing loopholes and passing deductions is enough. so far republicans are refusing to raise the actual tax rate on the wealthy and refusing to pass tax breaks for the majority of americans unless they get what they want. now, just to give you an idea of what is in the president's plan
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he is calling for $1.6 trillion in additional tax revenue over the next decade. he wants $200,000,000,000 worth of stimulus spending. in return, he is offering 600 worth of cuts to medicare and other programs. we will be right back. alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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[ music ] >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv this is "the bill press show". >> all right. 29 days to go before we go over the cliff. put your parachute on. i think we are going over. hello, everybody. what do you say? good monday morning, great to see you. this is the full court press. we are coming to you alivelive on
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>> thank you. all right. thank you. the boom out so everybody can he you. >> good morning, bill. >> bill: covers the white house, a buddy of mine in the briefing room. once in a while we get called on. >> every now on. >> bill: carney is moving around. >> worked out. >> got your question ready? >> no. actually, you know, i have been driving a lot. five hours before the briefing we've got time. regular team press peter ogburn and dan henning. hello, guys. peters good morning >> bill: good weekend? i know alabama beat georgia. peters >> peter: right. i am glad you mentioned that. >> bill: cyprian bowlding and a big night last night at the
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kennedy center. the honors they tape that show. that show airs the day after christmas. but it was an incredible collection of outstanding americans honored last night including david letterman. president obama held a reception for them in the east room of the white house and pointed out he wasn't big star last night. >> welcome to the white house on a night when i am nowhere close to being the main attraction. >> bill: usually they come to see him. last night to see dustin hoffman and led zeppelin and the president showing he knows something about his music. right? >> there was a 7io with a mane like a lion, a voice like a banshee, a guitar prodigy who left people's jaws on the floor equally at home on the key boards, a drummer who played like his life depended upon it.
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>> if i didn't know any better i would think he was a led zep zeppelin band. >> maybe there was a little more than tune action going on in the back. psychedelic podus, i like it. >> like paul ryan. paul ryan with his a cb c to led zip lin. >> rage against the machine. >> led zeppelin. >> can you see president obama and paul ryan at a zeppelin concert? whoa. that would be awesome. >> tom mcmorries christopher is here. we will talk all things political with tommy. w juana summers will join us from politico and geoff bendery from huffington post and dave zyron to give us the latest on the sports desk in the program. lots coming up but first. >> as you know, tommy. >> this is "full-court press." >> dan has big stories. >> other headlines making news on this monday president obama
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hit the golf course yesterday for the third time since being re-elected with a big name playing partner, former president bill clinton joining him for the sunday round at joint base andrews outside of washington, joined by former democratic chair terri mccalli fechlt fe and ron kirk. they likely spoke about the fiscal cliff. no word on the scores. >> i am not sure they talked about the fiscal cliff at all. >> that's a fearsom foursome. >> that's a fearsom foursome and we should identify terri mccaullife as the next president of virginia. >> mtv hopes it has found a replacement for when jersey shore ends it's course in the same time called buck wild has the same type of story line excepted it takes place in west virginia. >> thanked god. >> nine young adults will be show cased drinking alcohol,
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doing redneck activities no worked if snooki will make a cameo. >> bill: i don't think. >> they had to pick the worst section of the world. i am glad to see it going off of the world. what a horrible representation. the worst place. you name it. ep. >> even west village. >> i was about to tweet out a link to the trailer for the show. you must watch it. is it redneckery at its finest. i am a connoisseur of redneckery. >> when someone says i don't got no? >> i don't got no facebook. i don't got no twitters. >> i don't got none of that internet stuff. in sports four n.f.l. teams locked up play-off positions. denver broncos beating the tapa ray buccaneers defeat thing 11
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and 1 atlanta familiar conchs win the south and houston, texas as colleginging a wild card berth. there are four weeks to play in the regular season >> bill: all right. no jets? >> no jets >> peter: jets won yesterday. >> 7 to 6. >> peter: a third-stringquarter. greg mcil-roy who used to play for alabama. came on and won the game for the jets. >> bill: good enough. i thought the war on christmas was history until i read your sight a couple of days ago. i mean the war on christmas is back this year? come on. can billow riley reinvent this thing all over again? >> i have to give o'reilly credit because he is taking this to a new level. the war on christmas is evergreen. it never goes away. it's an awesome supply of content to fox.
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we are talking about. >> evergreen but bs. >> but it's made bill o'reilly take the position that christianity is not a religion. >> that's awesome >> bill: in what sense. >> o'reilly said a christmas tree but it's a sort of a christmas symbol but christianity is not a religion. it's a philosophy. >> really? >> he actually said this. if you don't understand that christianity is not a religion you are a dummy. it was almost like o'reilly was channelling stephen colbert like a drunk stephen colbert. if you haven't caught that segment, it was breath-taking. >> bill: it came up to me again. we had our white house correspondents association, the first party of the year first christmas party, wasn't even in december. they had it on the 29th of november. and so, you know it was awkward
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because i walked in, and i said like, merry christmas to somebody. and they said, happy holidays. and then i said happy holidays to somebody and they said, no, you can say merry christmas to me. i am thinking jesus. get off. careful here. >> happeny holidays? they are judging you? you know, the war on christmas thing, the happy holidays, customary christmas, it's about good manners, you know. somebody says, you know happy dwanza or something i don't celebrate, i don't say how dare you. i want to say thanks for including me in whatever it is you do and merry christmas to you. >> somebody says happy holidays to me, i am a christian but i am not offended by that. i understand why stores, in stores, they have salespeople say, happy holidays because you never -- you don't know. they don't want to offend. >> phone cally fake outrage. >> at one time, it used to of
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which dominate the news 24/7. even fox kind of given occupy it. >> they could hand out if you want christmas or hanukkah or whatever, they would know what to say to you. >> i am a happy holidays guy. >> exactly. exactly. >> i am a miserable atheist leave me the f alone. >> maybe that's what they should do. speaking about war, is the war on susan rice over? and did she win? >> well, look that war is not over, but the situation where like the guy is in okinawa in the coughs, it was over when it started. they never had a chance against her. if the president wants her and i think now he is going to have to nominate her and she will get confirmed and they are going to look back in the processes of trying to tear her down. they are looking bad now. yeah they show no signs of letting up.
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i don't know if you saw this. >> she's one tough cookie, too. >> yeah. >> i know. >> they are like spit bawling weird stuff. first, she is this, you know, she's got sharp elbows temperament and rick grinnel was on cnn talking -- fox. sorry. he was on fox news talking about how, oh, no, she is too afraid to speak up because she wants to go to dinner parties? which is it? is she like a bull in a china shop or a timid little party girl? >> bill: here is what gets me, the war on susan rice is being led by john mccain and lindsey graham. i mean didn't we have an election in 2008? i mean they were the two, two of the tres amigos? right? they lost. in fact, dan, we got that -- so here is lindsey graham. he was up again yesterday on "meet the press" talking about
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the fiscal cliff. okay? >> the president's plan when it comes to entitlement reform is a joke so i don't think they are serious about finding a deal. >> bill: isn't there anybody else they can book for these sundays shows except for lindsey graham? wab in iraq, lindsey graham. war on susan rice lindsey graham. fiscal cliff. lipped see graham. he is not the answer on every issue and the only guy in the united states senate but he is out there all the time. why are we still listening to john mccain and lindsey graham? >> they have to have something to do, you know. >> bill: don't they have other people they could book? i don't care. call mitch mcconnell. call al republican senator. right? tom grassley. whatever. there are a lot of people out there, bob corker. i hope stead we keep seeing lindsey graham as if he is the only guy over there. i don't know. i am on a tear this morning. >> he has to have something to do. before the susan rice thing -- >>
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>> bill: go shopping. >> when i heard lindsey graham talking about susan graham that guy is in the senate? what else could he do? >> good, the war on susan rice. did you make that up? i am loving it. >> bill press is the war on susan rice. >> i will tell you who bill press is this morning, war on john boehner. >> that's who i want to talk to you about. i think it's time for john boehner to get out of the way. just resign. so here is the deal. >> you explain to me. >> you have a bill that will give 98% of the americans a tax cut january 1st. it's already passed the senate. president obama says i will sign it. actually, if you look at t it's not just 98% of americans. it's 100%, up to 250 dollars a year. the only reason that bill not happening is because john boehner will not schedule a vote in the united states house of representatives. you know, we have been saying it all along, we have given people
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his e-mail address and telling leader lead or resign. >> pressuring is a good idea. i think you get rid of boehner, what do you get >> bill: can't be worse. >> really? have you seen. >> eric cantor. >> come on. >> bill: yeah, but eric cantor is a known enemy? right? john boehner still has this reputation of being a fairly nice guy and he is not. he is a looser. he has no backbone no balls, you know, no you know, no willingness to -- bill kristol, right? "weekly standard," dan quail's former chief of staff shows more leadership on this issue than john boehner. here is what -- can we play that quickly, dan? here is what bill kristos said. >> at the evened of the day, president obama is selling a simple message: i want to keep taxes low for middle class americans and republicans -- i am worried they are in the position of looking as if they don't care about the middle
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class and want to keep tax rates low for wealthy americans. >> can boehner get that? >> they are not looking like that. >> that's how they are. >> right. they don't care. >> i think boehner is showing the republicans colors and i congrat late it and hope he keeps it up. the republicans need to be punished more in the next election. the best way to get boehner out of the speaker role is to give the democrats back the house. >> in the meantime, we've got to have a certainserious crisis in terms of the fiscalcliff. >> what you don't understand is the deal, there is already a deal on january 1st, taxes on the rush go up. >> that's already done. we won that. also, taxes on everybody else are going to go up unless boehner schedules that vote. >> that's the problem. >> tom mcmorries christopher follow him on twitter at, at tom
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davezydave y zyron talking about the tragedy with the as soon as city chiefs and later, jennifer bendery, with huffington post. president obama at the whitehouse today the president is the hosting a bilateral meeting with the prime min sister of bulgaria. everybody knows his name. right, peter? >> of course. >> yankov. >> boyco borisoff. the prime minister of bulgaria at 4:00 o'clock, the president leaving campus to deliver remarks to the threat reduction symposium at the national defense university important work of the corporation in reducing the spread of nuclear
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weapons at 12:30, jay carney will be holding his regular press briefing at the whitehouse and i will be down there. we will be back. >> this is the"the bill press show."
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[ music ] >> good morning, everybody. welcome to the "full-court press" this monday morning december 3rdrd. so good to see thou morning. thank you for joining us as we boom out to you live coast to coast from our studio here on capitol hill in washington d.c.
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bring you the news of the day and ready to take your calls here in washington, a big night at the kennedy center last night where president obama and the first lady honored this year's kennedy senator honor res including dustin host man, led stopman, natelia makarova and david letterman. one guy wasn't too happy with that. one protester out in front of the kennedy center jay leno with a sign why dave? what about me? just kidding. i am sure he would like to have been there, though. we will tell you about that and more here but first, today's latest, today's current news update with lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. here is a little disturbing fact on climate change for you. last year, the world released 2.4 million
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2.4 million pounds of carbon pollution. not every day, not every minute but every single second. >> that's according to a new report by the global carbon project that is a record high for carbon pollution. in 2011, the missions jumped 3% and this year is on track for another 2.6% spike, 14 million tongs of carbon into the atmosphere. china is the biggest contributor with the u.s. second but we did lower ours during 2011. the international goal is to limit global warming to 3.6 degrees fahrenheit. the solution at this rate, scientists are wondering if that's even remotely possible. climate change act visits were hoping for a new carbon tax. so far, that does not seem likely. what we are hearing about. when a $2,000 tax hike will look to you. here is a can look he obama
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campaign's. >> we need to get tax relief for working families trying to raise their kids, send them to college, keep a roof over their heads. >> we will have more bill press coming up after the break. >> stay with us. honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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[ music ] >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current t.v. this is "the bill press show." >> all right. 29 days to go until we go over the cliff. it looks like that's where we are heading. get your parachute ready, folks. a great big monday morning here on the full court press. monday december 3rd, great to see you this morning. hope you had a good weekend,
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watched good football and are ready to go with the news of the day. we will tell you what's going on here in washington, d.c. around the country, around the globe and invite you to join the conversation at 866-55-press, on twitter, we are @bpshow and on facebook, facebook.com/billpressshow. lots to talk about this morning. the kennedy center helped here in kennedy honor last night at the kennedy center. at the whitehouse, president obama out playing golf with former president bill clinton, the second time they have played. i think this might have been a little payback for clinton's help during the presidential campaign. john boehner still the main obstacle to get anything done about fiscal cliff. we are calling on joining you to lead or get out the way. lead or resign.
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we will tell you again how to reach his office, how to call him, how to tweet him and get out of the way if you are going -- if you don't have the backbone to lead, if you don't have the backbone who will? >> lots to talk about. >> that's why we have asendsembled the entire team press here peter henning and dan. and back on the phones and as always, excellent videographer, cyprian bowlding on the cameras here so we've got coming to you live on progressive talk radio and on current tv president obama out on the road building public support for the bill that he wants to sign a bill that would give 100% of americans a tax cut and 98% of americans the only tax indicate they would ever need. it would cover everything up to 250,000 dollar worth of income. president saying there are some republicans who are willing to vote for it and some who say
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they will never vote for it unless the wealthiest get it too. >> i have been keeping my naughty and nice list. >> checking it twice, going to tell you whos naughty and high school? continuing the holiday jeez here here,. if all americans do get a tax increase because republicans refuse to budge, if all americans taxes go up on january 1st, this isn't santa claus. this is the other guy. >> like the lump of coal you get for christmas a scrooge christmas. >> that's what we don't want. so, dave zyrol will join us here. for the nation joining us here at the top of the hour jennifer bendery covers the white house for huffington post will be in
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the studio with us. first, this is the full court press. >> on this top observer who threatens to shell his mustache. david axleelrod may have to shave because of after recentipt bed. he said if he could raise $1 million $1 million are he would shave it. they have reached that goal. he could shave. axleelrod axelrod's wife. >> david applicationxelrod is going to shave his muckedstache. i think i want to shave my arm pits. in the spirit. >> no charity, nothing like that? just because? you would never shave your head? >> hell, no. no.
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i love my hair. >> we are learning more about what mitt romney has been up to since losing the election including having a non-home-cooked thanksgiving dinner. washington post reports the failed candidate ordered in from boston market for the family because there were just too many kids running around to even bother cooking. he has been recently photographed pumping his gas now that he has no ontenterouage. >> if you are going to order, you might as well take a turkey put it in the microwave and nuke it until it's done. >> it's not that big doctor thanksgiving, like well is an elaborate meal but ann could have thrown something together. >> roasting a turkey is not that hard. it's the other stuff that takes up the time >> another day, another celebrity on capitol hill
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finding dustin hoffman in the capitol but he was not there to talk about policy. he was in town for the kennedy center honors at the capitol being a tour i felt. i was there taking in the sites with his grandkids walking around just checking it out. not meeting with lawmakers. just being tourists. >> that's cool. >> yeah. >> and last night, we got to the white house. yes, indeed, it was a weekend with some very exciting football and some very tragic football as well. bringing us up to date on all of it, our good friend, our own sports editor although we share him with "the nation magazine," dave zyron. >> great to be here. >> let's start with the good stuff. i will let peter take it from here. >> role tide role damn tide all day long. you know it. >> yeah. >> that was a great game, though, dave. wasn't it? >> it was unbelievable saturday night georgia versus alabama
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comes down to the last play. the winner is going to play notre dame and i think it's now what you? 38 days from now? some unconscionable amount of time until the actually bcs national championship game and it's going to get a monster number when those guys play. >> yeah. >> first of all, alabama has leak options of haters -- leak options of haters. notre dame is the only school that pulls a big number in places that are not college football hot beds. they will pull a huge number in new york city, for example. >> that's variable significant in terms of the economics of the final game. >> so, yeah. i have been out there to that touchdown jesus. there followers are legion. >> that's true. ? >> i am not a fan of either school or of the disgusting sewage infested river that is
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college football, big-time college sports in this country. i will say this, the accomplishment of notre dame in starting the season not even ranked in the top 25 and finishing the season at number 1 is truly truly remarkable. >> that's a big deal. everybody is -- i mean the alabama is already favored in that championship game. is it going to be a fight or the sec running wild? >> no. no. no. no. it's going to be a fight. nobody blows out notre dame. it's not going to happen for the simple reason their defense is not just too good but, also too experienced. and if they have a middle linebacker -- saying this for folks who aren't fans -- >> yeah. >> worth tuning in to see by the name of monto tayo who might win the high schoolman player. he is that good. he does things that are unbelievable that you don't see on camera, like, for example when you go to a game live he is the person who runs out onto the field when an offensive
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player makes a big mistake and takes him in his hands and says it's okay. you can do it. keep it going. fo for people paying attention, they see him as being a force of nature until terms of his personality and made probably three or four plays this year that have turned losses into victories for notee notre dame. >> we are talking with dave zirin @edgeofsports.com. most of the of the talk about with jovan belcher. just a personal crack-up? or is there something bigger here? >> well, it's the sort of -- first of all, the biggest crack-up in my opinion was with the national football lealing for allowing them to play this game. >> playing anyway? >> it shouldn't have happened if you look at the timeline by 8:00 a.m., johan belcher kills the mother of his child.
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by 10:00 a.m. he kills himself flovrpt his head coach scottie pioli and his defensive coordinator. by 10:00 a.m., the n.f.l. is telling the panthers to make the trip to kansas city. by 3:00 p.m., there is a hastily worded releases that say no, the decision was actually by the kansas city chiefs and head coach rom yes purnell and it's best for the team for the healing processes to go ball and play. now, en if you do believe that -- and frank, i don't. but even if you do believe that that it was the decision of the chiefs and their captains why is that even their decision to make? this seems like more an issue for mental health professionals than anymore. jaf javon belcher was a teammate and they had to process that he was a murderer and a suicide all in the matter of minutes and then had to play a violent game 24
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hours later. it shouldn't have happened. it's a sham that it did happen. shame on the n.f.l. because they have such a high cultureal platform and the message that they are sending to their fans is that their schedule their multi-billion dollar training, that needs to run on time is more important than any kind of perspective about the terrible loss of life that took place. >> right. >> yeah. >> god forbid that they cancel a game and it may be lose any money? right? >> exactly. >> yeah. >> it's a terrible history that the n.f.l. has on this question. >> with his troubles, again, does this point to a bigger issue in the n.f.l.? is there any connection? or is this just an isolated incident where a guy just lost it? what do you say? >> well, here is the problem is that it's the -- it's the fourth suicide in the last year of former n.f.l. players. and there are people who started to come forward even in the last 24 hours to say that belcher was
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dealing with head injuries in the same kind of a way that the other people who had taken their own lives were dealing with. so we are going to know more in the days ahead about what took place. but we do know that given the facts that we know for a fact that thousand now link firmly concussions and a condition that's known as post-concussive syndrome to things like agrees suicidal tendencies spousal abuse, all of these things are linked together with this kind of brain injury. given javon belcher had no history of violence no history of violence against women and nothing that would give a cue that such a thing would take place, i think in the days ahead, certainly we are going to hear more and more about that. >> i saw one official of the chiefs last night say that javon bell sher had nol history of head injury but he was playing football. >> the owner of the team who,
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unprompted said that, that there is no history of concussions. with all due respect to mr. hunt i would not take that pronouncement very seriously. >> you probably saw bob costas last night raised another issue which was the gun issue. other incidents, we tend to -- we tend to overlook the fact that with so many of the murders and suicides, they are using a gun? right? >> yeah. >> and quoting jason whitlock from fox sports if he hint' had a gun, his girlfriend and he himself might still be alive today. >> whether or not one believes that and i have known enough n.f.l. players to know that they have the money and connections to get access to weapons if they want to have them, whether guns are legal or not i will say i give bob costas a lot of credit
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for raising the issue at all because i thought the other networks were actually very shameful in their silence on this issue. i was really tracking it. and in none of the other networks networks, they showed highlights of the chief panthers games and did not say bellcher or cassandra perkins or say the word "murder" james brown on cbs says kansas city chiefs reelingal. i don't think the networks really realized. maybe they realize it but i don't think they quite realize by saying nothing, they are actually saying something. about their own perspective about the role of ball relative to this terrible tragedy. and i do give bob costas a lot of credit even if maybe that wouldn't be what i would have said, maybe that's not what i think, it's politically most pertinent message at this flash
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moment, i think we have an obligation people in the media, to say something. >> yeah. absolutely. >> to see is say something. >> to report what it was. it was murder? right? and suicide using a gun. >> anybody that watches sports be on the weekend or whatever it happens, do yourself as a favor and follow dave at edge of sports. dave, you pointed that out yesterday that none of the football programming made any reference to it until later on in the day. that really was tragic. >> dave zirin, thanks so much. see you soon. he is also the sports editor for "the nation" as well as "the full court press." > this is "the bill press show."
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perfect gift, go billpressshow.com and follow the cowpress cowpressguards and you guys can do business together. peter, we are talking become john boehner. this is one person standing in the way, john boehner who has proven as far as he is concerned, we never had an election, as far as he is concerned, american people ner spoke about raising tax cuts. president obama won overwhelmingly. bairningz refuses to listen to the american people, showing no leadership, no backbone no set of balls unwilling to do what he should do as leader. we have been putting the strong message out to john boehner, you are a lose her. either lead or get out of the way. lead or resign.
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asking to you resign john boehner. >> if you would like to call 202-225-0600. >> that's a line straight to the speaker's. if you want to find him on twitter, @speakerboehner. if you want to write him an e-mail speaker.gov/contact. if you weren't able to write that down or remember it, we are tweeting it right now, @bpshow. we will have everything there for you. you can go to him. reach out and touch someone, john boehner. >> john boehner today. we will have it up on our website. you have been to be able to give 100% americans tax cut on the first $250,000 worth of income. that bill has passed the senate. bi-partisan vote. president says he will sign it. only thing standing in the way is john boehner. john boehner has to call it up
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for a vote. let the house vote for it and then one 00% of americans get a tax cut. john boehner if you won't do that, get the hell out of the way. >> this is bill press show. going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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president dennis van rockier creating great public schools for every student in america. follow more of their good work at nea.org. a little braying -- first let's welcome to the studios this hour, a good friend and a colleague of mine from the white house, covers the white house for huffington post jennifer bendry. nice to see you. >> hi, bill. >> thanks for coming in. peter okaygburn here in studio. >> hey. >> allegation breaking news this morning thanks to michaelen from politico here, reporting that president obama ms. has decided and will announce he is asking debbie wasserman schultz today on as dnc chair, which i think is a good choice. can't argue with the results? right. >> that's a pretty good move. why would he go with somebody else right now? if you look at debbie wasserman schultz' role nancy pelosi
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decided to stay on and there is a domino effect when that happens. if she stays, basically the leadership structure stays which means where would debbie wasserman schooultsz go? it makes sense. it's to be expected. >> the results were good. i would not say the same for rince pre- rinceprebius. michael steelee, he followed me on c-span a couple of sapids ago, he was thinking he might run again for rnc chair. i think he was doing that to rub it in. >> we can only hope he will run again. >> no. exactly. first of all, i ask you this over and above whatever is happening with the fiscal cliff, have you seen "lincoln" yet? >> i have not. >> peter? >> i haven't. >> carol and i saw it over the
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week. it is unbelievable. it's just phenomenal. >> somehow i managed to see the new bond movie twice. >> i want to see "skyfall"? >> it's good. >> i saw "skyfall." i saw "hitchcock" with anthony hop hopkins. it was good. >> i bet that was fun. please go see "lincoln." it is such a powerful portrayal. >> i would like to see william defoe as lincoln. that would be bad ass. >> portraying lincoln and showing him, i think, this is the great and folksy kind of person he was and then this debate over ratification of the 13th amendment and why do it at that time? and everybody was saying it happened right there in that fateful month of 1865 when we passed the amendment and ended the war and lincoln was
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assassinated. boom, boom, boom. >> crazy. >> it was major. you know and it's an argument to make. >> people keep saying i am not sure specifically but they are saying this movie reminds them of today. it might as well be happying happening today. i suppose because of the need to get something big done and we are tied up. i am not sure what. >> i hear that too. i think part of it is and i have heard from republican friends of mine that republicans, in fact the entire -- i forget. kevin mccarthy from california -- >> right. >> >>. >> organized a screening of "lincoln" for the republican caucus. now, why would he do that? well, people are -- republican friends of mine were saying he did it because he thinks the republicans have to see this movie and realize what they are doing to their party today by letting the tea party rule
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rather than showing leadership on the issues facing this country. >> interesting. >> and what lincoln is saying with people at the same time saying we can't do this and lincoln is saying now is the time we have to move forward. we have to do this. you had a liter then which gets us to something we have been talking about which is the republicans don't have, in judgment, a leader right now. i mean john boehner doesn't seem to be leading. he is following, following the tea party. i mean the fiscal cliff is not so rocket sciences. we've got one bill. you can make it more complicated, but certainly, one way to look at it is let's take this one bill that the president talks about. it's passed the senate bi-partisan support. the president says he will sign it. it will give every myrna tax cut on the first $250,000 worth of income. this is a no-brainer.
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isn't it? >> william -- >> shouldn't it be a no-brainer? >> it puts republicans in a corner who wants to vote against a bill that extends a middle class tax cut? nobody but of course republicans make the argument, well we can't just extend it. we have to extend all of them. with the economy, it isn't fair blah, blah, blah. we have heard this for months. longs longer than months. now that obama won, he has this new leverage. he's got a lot going for him finally, and he has the cojones to put a deal on the table as a starting bid in the negotiations that isn't already caving. this is the first. republicans are acting like we were saying during break that john boehner was flabbergasted by the proposal the democrats put forward. i think if anyone who has been following this is flabbergasted at anything, it's that obama put forward plan that is look a true wish list instead of an already-
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half-caved starting point. >> here is boehner on fox"fox news sunday," his reaction to the president's plan and jay carney showed us last week has been out there for a long time. >> right. >> it's in print. it's online. if they have electricity, they could read it and john boehner says: >> i was just flabbergasted. i looked. you can't be serious. i have just never seen anything like it. we have seven weeks between election day and the end of the year. and three of those weeks have been wasted with this nonsense. >> okay. thank you, granted paw. >> he said "flabbergasted". >> flabbergasted. >> this is so silly. everybody knows this is posturing. everything is posturing. anyone reading into it, what is it? december 3rd today? we have until christmas to do this the we know congress likes
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to do everything at the very last minute. we have a good three weeks ahead of us. maybe a little less for them to posture for two and a half weeks and 48 hours, john boehner and president obama will be on the phone making a final deal. >> so at the end of the day, you think there will be a deal and we don't go over the fiscal cliff. >> i used to think we were going to go over the cliff. i wouldn't put it past them. there is certainly some add vantedage for the going over the cliff for democrats. they can do nothing and what happens? everything expires sequester clicks in and we start for scratch and peput forward the same damn bills, middle class tax cuts and people are put in a position where they have to vote, this is the only thing they can vote for. >> every american if they don't act, if boehner holds his ground, they -- every american every american's taxes will go up.
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>> that's $2,000 to middle class families january 1st and everybody will know who is responsible. right? >> right. >> president obama, john boehner right here democrats have the advantage here had a will be -- this is going to come down to what republicans -- republicans need to save some face here right? i think john boehner wants to make a deal. they all want to make a deal at the top level but they have to save some face. they can't just swallow this giant turned that is the democratic package and walk away looking like they have won anything. so republicans have to figure out what they are willing to concede. so is it a question of just swallowing all of the bush tax cuts for the wealthy letting them expire? i think they are going to have to -- i think they are going to end up putting something out there whether either they lower the percentage that -- that the bush tax cuts for the wealthy will be drawn at. the light a which they are cut off. this is great area with how much of those are cut you know.
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>> was i hearing correctly, did jennifer just call this a giant turned? >> i think she said something about someone swallowing a giant turned. she said that on the "full-court press"? >> that just happened. >> i wanted to be sure. >> good ol' family term. good clean fun. >> i mean, you know, that's what they are saying. on the other hand, as tom coal said and bill kristol said? what are we doing at the party? this should be a no-brainer a 98%, call it up for a vote. vote it out and then say, hey, thanks to us, you are getting a tax cut. instead, they are going to say thanks to us your taxes went up. >> he has a point that is fair for republicans to consider, which is, you know let's just do this, pass the bill extend the tax cuts, go home have a mercy christmas because when we
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come back and -- a merry christmas and we will have leverage to shape a much big dearly we can point back and say we did this. we want some concessions. >> exactly. >> a fair pointed. >> exactly. if john boehner would say, that he would be a leader. instead, coming across as a lookedlose her? >> they don't want to look like they caved before christmas. >> we had anneelex. it's over. we won. they lost. i think president obama's acting. he knows that's the case. jennifer bendry from huffington post. when we come back, you have written an interesting piece about about president obama and judicial vacancies. we will talk your calls on the fiscal cliff and john boehner. lead or get out of the way? 866-55-press. >> heard around the country and seen on current tv this is "the bill press show."
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>> this is the "full-court press," "the bill press show," live on your radio and current tv >> bill: twelve minutes before the top of the hour on this monday morning, jennifer bendery with huffington post covering the white house and the capitol for huff post. peter what's going on? >> peter: happy anniversary. i don't know if you knew this. the text message is 20 years old today. >> i haven't been texting that long. >> december 3rd, 1992. the first text message was september by a computer program by the name of neil papler, who texted richard jarvis in charge
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of vodaphone. the first mention was mer"merry christmas." last year, alone 8 trillion text messages were sent 15 trillion per minute. that was the first one. happy birthday. >> texting has like replaced e-mailing. >> it has in a lot of situations. >> it has become somewhat -- e-mail has become antiquated when you have twitter and texting. it's all about realtime twitter. >> and shorter. i am not saying it's the best way to communicate. it is for that. it is for real quick things. >> now. >> quick hello. >> the iphone and ipad and message now like a modernized text messages and doesn't use as much data. it's pretty great.
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>> twenty years. who would have thought? >> happy birthday. >> how is it doing. >> people are upset about us. we asked the pope also he's tweeting today @pontiffx. we asked the pope. >> why don't you go to work on, you know, problems with the priesthood and, you know, and little boys or maybe, you know opening the priesthood to women candidates. a lot of things the pope ought to work on. >> he has to be on twitter. some people were upset. could jesus microwave a burrito so hot that jesus couldn't eat it. some people are upset. >> has he answered? >> i don't know. what would jesus tweet. >> bennie xvi. >> no. no.
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pocketivex pontif with one x. >> one word, pontifx. >> it's a latin word. >> >>. >> all right. makes no sense to me right now. why would jesus microwave a burrito? >> who snows? >> why is that scandalous in the first place? why is that offensive. >> people think we are being irreverent about jesus. jesus. sorry. >> forgot his name for a second. i'm sorry. >> i die congress. >> we all die grease congress. >> i bite my tongue. >> here we are. judicial vacancies sky rocket during president obama's first time. as i read your piece, the president ending his first four years in office with more judicial vacancies than when he took office? >> that's right. i don't think i mentioned this but clinton and bush ended with an increase or a reduction
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notice number of vacancies. >> fewer vacancies? >> he has gone the complete opposite direction of his two predecessors. >> why? federal bench? right? >> court and district court judges. so we have 82 vacancies right now. >> that's very high. he came in when there was something like 55 vacancies. the problem is by a margin this is what is conventional. people often talk about the sent senate republicans block his nominees. it's as simple as that. >> i was going to ask you that: do you blame president obama or senate republicans for the filibuster? >> one thing i wrote about in the story is while we talk about a lot of times people talk about obstructionism in the senate republicans won't let his people through, which is very true. we have all kind of numbers that show the statistic on how much they have blocked but there is another piece of it. obama has nominated less people than bush or colinon.
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he is something like 250 nominees put up in four years. and this compares to something like bush had like 231 and i think that clinton had 247. so it's not a huge gap, but it's noteworthy. i talked to the white house and said what's up? why are we not putting people up? we need more seats. they were a bit defensive and said we have been up against these senate republicans who aren't doing anything. and i got an analogy putting coffee beans into a coffee maker and it doesn't matter if you put 3,000 beans or 100 beans in the coffee maker, you are going to get one cup at a time and you can't basically put forward lots more nominees and expect the senate to do more because you put forward more. they are going to block all of these things. so it is kind of a 1-2 punch here with the reason we have this problem. it's the senate republican obstructionism. you can look at the nominees.
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it's senate republicans blocking this. >> it's like i understand why the white house may get tired of putting people up there because they know they are going to be shot down. >> why would adding more nominees go make it go faster? >> it won't. we should probably ask the pope about that. >> i will tweet him right now. >> i love it. i love it. who does he blame? president obama? hey, jen nice to see you. thanks for coming in. i will look for you down at the whitehouse at 12:30. i will be back with today's parting shot. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ]
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>> is >> the parting shot with bill press. this is "the bill press show." >> quick parting shot for today. it's been almost a month since president obama beat mitt romney. will somebody tell john boehner? i mean boehner still acts like we did not have an election like the american people haven't spoken. he completely ignores the fact that the american people voted "yes: taxes should go up on the wealthiest of americans." instead of listening to the american people, john boehner spouts the same crap he was before the election, the same crap we heard from mitt romney. it proves what we have known all along. john boehner doesn't care about the middle class. he has no backbone and no balls. he is the worst speaker of the house of representatives in our lifetime and it may be ever. look. we are facing the fiscal cliff. now is the time for leadership and if john boehner is not
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willing to show leadership, then he should get out of the way and resign. see you tomorrow. >> this is "the bill press show."
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